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cartage n : the work of carting [syn: carting]

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  1. The transport of goods by cart; carting
  2. A charge made for such transport


  • 1848 Thomas Carlyle - Thomas Carlyle
    Railways are forming in one quarter of this earth, canals in another, much cartage is wanted
  • 1842 Great Britain Poor Law Commissioners - Report to Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Home Department, from the Poor Law
    Two-thirds of the usual expense of street cleansing is the expense of cartage, which, with a proper adaptation of the sewers, is wholly unnecessary.
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